Morrison was secretly appointed to five portfolios, PM says

16/08/2022 4:43:00 AM

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has revealed Scott Morrison was secretly appointed to five additional ministerial portfolios.

Scott Morrison is defending his secret appointment to multiple ministerial roles while in the nation's top job, as the scandal widens. ElizaEdNews 9News MORE:

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has revealed Scott Morrison was secretly appointed to five additional ministerial portfolios.

READ MORE:Albanese said theMorrison held five additional ministerial portfolios the public was not aware of, Albanese said.He said Morrison's colleagues "sat back and watched power be centralised within the Morrison government".(SMH / Alex Ellinghausen)

"It's undermined our democracy," Albanese said.The timeline of Morrison's ministerial appointments.Meanwhile, Keith Pitt was ostensibly the Minister for Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.Albanese was asked if he knew why Scott Morrison secretly swore himself into multiple portfolios.

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ElizaEdNews That looks a bit like a dictatorship, running multiple government departments. ElizaEdNews Ch9 womp womp..PM…womp womp…He said womp womp… When you employ real journo’s’ who are not beholden to the Liberal party maybe you’ll have some relevance. Until then continue womping🚩 TowingTheLiberalLine

ElizaEdNews So sick ElizaEdNews Morrison you should be held accountable for TREASON against the Australian people what you have done it has never happened in history you sold Australian people out.And if albo has any balls that’s exactly what he’ll do and if he doesn’t his exactly like you ElizaEdNews This sounds like the perfect diversion from the failed Labor government and how they are doing nothing to help Australians.

ElizaEdNews Let hold Morrison accountable, perhaps jail time ElizaEdNews And Albo is struggling to handle just one. Poor old Albo is exhausted. Scomo was a machine. ElizaEdNews ElizaEdNews Royal Commission or ICAC must investigate Any rorts, corruption,coverups, contracts,financial commitments,pressure of individuals during the shoddy shady period the secret dictatorship Why GG who is paid by Aussie tax payers not voiced concerns to Opposition of the going ons?

ElizaEdNews Did he pay himself 5 times? ElizaEdNews Morrison may have been acting under the guidance of Klaus Schwab & the WEF. Didn’t Morrison go through the WEFs Young Global Leaders program. When Schwab proudly admitted “ve have penetrated ze cabinets”, he wasn’t joking.

Morrison was secretly appointed to five portfolios, PM saysPrime Minister Anthony Albanese has revealed Scott Morrison was secretly appointed to five additional ministerial portfolios. And Dutton claims he knew nothing.. He must think the Australian people are stupid His god made him do it. 2.5 years of 'it's being Covid safe' and 'for everyone's good' has been government by deception & perpetrated on a global scale. This thing with Morrison is a SFA part of it

Albanese considering probe over Morrison’s secret moves during pandemicPrime Minister Anthony Albanese is considering whether to probe the legality of former prime minister Scott Morrison’s moves to secretly swear himself as health and finance minister during the COVID-19 pandemic. Where is Airbus Albo? Just when we thought the 'legacy' of Scott Morrison couldn’t get any worse. Why the labour premiers forced vaccinations and lockdowns. This will get them out next election

Governor-General responds to reports Morrison took on extra portfoliosThe Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General has released a statement addressing the reports former prime minister Scott Morrison secretly swore himself into three ministerial positions while in government. “The Governor-General, following normal process and acting on the advice of the government of the day, appointed former Prime Minister Morrison to administer portfolios other than the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,” the statement read. “The appointments were made consistently with section 64 of the Constitution. “It is not uncommon for Ministers to be appointed to administer departments other than their portfolio responsibility. These appointments do not require a swearing-in ceremony – the Governor-General signs an administrative instrument on the advice of the Prime Minister. “Questions around appointments of this nature are a matter for the government of the day and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Similarly, the decision whether to publicise appointments to administer additional portfolios is a matter for the government of the day.” Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has slammed Mr Morrison’s decision to take on extra portfolios while in office, labelling the move a “centralisation of power”. So Lachlan Murdoch who runs a 24 hour, international lie factory Fox & Sky News (that no one watches) with a sideline in hatred, threatens legal action claiming he has been lied about. Fucking rich & a joke Gough and Lance Barnard were the entire Cabinet for 3 months in 1972/73. 🤷‍♂️ How did we not see it 😂😂

‘We all know Scott Morrison had trouble doing the job he had’: AlbanesePrime Minister Anthony Albanese says Australians need a prime minister that’s 'focused on the job that they’re given,” after it was revealed former prime minister Scott Morrison was secretly sworn into three cabinet positions during the pandemic. “We all know Scott Morrison had trouble doing the job that he had,” Mr Albanese said during a media conference. “Perhaps it was because he was doing so many different jobs that we didn’t know that he had.” Australians need a prime minister that’s 'focused on the job that they’re given,” Does that apply to you AlboMP They can't believe they won the elections. Yeah well Albo needs to focus on the future- all he seems to care about is the past

PM reveals Morrison was appointed to five extra portfoliosFormer prime minister Scott Morrison was appointed to five additional portfolios while in government, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has revealed. Mr Albanese said Mr Morrison was appointed to the ministries of health, finance, home affairs, treasury and resources, in addition to his role as the head of Prime Minister and Cabinet. “Each of these appointments made under section 64 of the Constitution,' Mr Albanese said during a media conference on Tuesday. “It is completely extraordinary that these appointments were kept secret by the Morrison government from the Australian people. It is completely contradictory, too, for example, the questions that ministers answered on the floor of the House of Representatives and the Senate.” Go you good thing. He was a workhorse. Too bad each way Albo can't even do his one job Yeah it's odd but sworn in by GG himself so is AlboMP implying there is something wrong with the GG's participation? I think not. Does this issue require Albo to dedicate 110% of his time to finding skeletons in ScoMo's closet while cost of living crisis & services fall away. Give it a rest Like a dog with a bo bone

Morrison had five secret portfolios including treasury, home affairsAnthony Albanese has revealed advice that Scott Morrison was secretly appointed to five additional portfolios in 2020 and 2021 - health, finance, home affairs, treasury and industry and science. srpeatling srpeatling This is smoke & mirrors 🤔 AirBusAlbo holidays tax free with his GF (who’s paying.?) Why did the GG approve it - WarTime circumstances.. AirBusAlbo needs to get on with his job worry about past government. My power company just emailed the inflated new prices 🤬 srpeatling If It's not illegal, it's not a story srpeatling Incase what? They got covid and died?

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has accused his predecessor of "an extraordinary and unprecedented trashing of our democracy", following revelations he secretly swore himself into several ministerial roles.Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has accused his predecessor of "an extraordinary and unprecedented trashing of our democracy", following revelations he secretly swore himself into several ministerial roles.Read More.2 minutes ago The Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General has released a statement addressing the reports former prime minister Scott Morrison secretly swore himself into three ministerial positions while in government.

Between March 2020 and May 2021, Morrison was appointed to five additional portfolios in secret, Albanese revealed today. "This has been government by deception. "This has been government by deception. Government in secret," Albanese said. READ MORE: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has hammered predecessor Scott Morrison. READ MORE: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has hammered predecessor Scott Morrison. (Nine) Morrison was operating as minister of health, finance, home affairs, treasury and industry, science, energy and resources. “Questions around appointments of this nature are a matter for the government of the day and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Albanese said the "are still being worked through". Albanese said the "are still being worked through". "We know that there is a legal matter in the issue of resources," he said. READ MORE: Morrison held five additional ministerial portfolios the public was not aware of, Albanese said. READ MORE: Morrison held five additional ministerial portfolios the public was not aware of, Albanese said. (SMH / Alex Ellinghausen) "I am seeking further advice as to the use of these extraordinary powers by Scott Morrison and other examples of it." Albanese has sought advice from the solicitor-general, which should be ready by next Monday." Albanese has sought advice from the solicitor-general, which should be ready by next Monday.

He said Morrison's colleagues "sat back and watched power be centralised within the Morrison government". "They ticked off on the arrangements that had Scott Morrison as the only member of a Cabinet committee," he Albanese said. "They ticked off on the arrangements that had Scott Morrison as the only member of a Cabinet committee," he Albanese said. READ MORE: New Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has spoken on the issue. (SMH / Alex Ellinghausen) "This is a sad indictment of not just Mr Morrison but all those cabinet colleagues of his. (SMH / Alex Ellinghausen) "This is a sad indictment of not just Mr Morrison but all those cabinet colleagues of his." He cited the text message sent to millions of Australians on election day of an illegal boat interception as an example of Morrison's alleged misuse of portfolios.

Albanese said the text message was an attempt to "pervert the result of the election on May 21". Albanese said the text message was an attempt to "pervert the result of the election on May 21". "It's undermined our democracy," Albanese said. "It's an attack on the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy as we know it. "It's an attack on the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy as we know it." The Prime Minister did not reveal whether the secretaries of the various ministries were aware Morrison had secretly sworn himself in as minister. Karen Andrews was the official Home Affairs Minister, though Morrison had also been sworn into the role. Karen Andrews was the official Home Affairs Minister, though Morrison had also been sworn into the role.

The timeline of Morrison's ministerial appointments. (9News/ AP) Greg Hunt served as Health Minister and Josh Frydenberg served as Treasurer. (9News/ AP) Greg Hunt served as Health Minister and Josh Frydenberg served as Treasurer. Mathias Cormann served as Minister for Finance for eight months with Morrison also sworn into the role. After he left Parliament, Simon Birmingham took over the role. After he left Parliament, Simon Birmingham took over the role. Meanwhile, Keith Pitt was ostensibly the Minister for Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

"We will produce more information over a period of time," Albanese said. "We will produce more information over a period of time," Albanese said. "This won't be the last time I speak about it." He did not reveal whether Morrison had exercised his powers as minister for the various portfolios." He did not reveal whether Morrison had exercised his powers as minister for the various portfolios. Albanese was asked if he knew why Scott Morrison secretly swore himself into multiple portfolios. "No. "No.

If you work it out, let me know," Albanese replied. He said Morrison did not accept additional payment for the portfolios. He said Morrison did not accept additional payment for the portfolios. Morrison told 2GB this morning his assumption of the ministerial roles was motivated by the extraordinary situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. He had previously claimed to be unaware of the reports of his secret portfolios, saying he was not involved in "day to day" politics following the election. He had previously claimed to be unaware of the reports of his secret portfolios, saying he was not involved in "day to day" politics following the election. Ex-minister lashes out Former Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews called on Morrison to resign from parliament.

After the revelation Morrison had sworn himself into the portfolio on May 6, 2021, she called on him to quit. After the revelation Morrison had sworn himself into the portfolio on May 6, 2021, she called on him to quit. Andrews was unaware Morrison had also taken on the portfolio without her knowledge. Shadow Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews has called for Morrison to quit Parliament. Shadow Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews has called for Morrison to quit Parliament. (9News) "It is absolutely time for him to resign from parliament. This is unacceptable," she told the Sydney Morning Herald . This is unacceptable," she told the Sydney Morning Herald .

"I did not know. When it was all unfolding over the last 24 hours I wondered if Home Affairs would come up for no reason other than he had launched himself into a range of portfolios. When it was all unfolding over the last 24 hours I wondered if Home Affairs would come up for no reason other than he had launched himself into a range of portfolios. "I had nothing from him, nothing from PMO, no knowledge." Andrews remains the Shadow Minister for Home Affairs in the opposition." Andrews remains the Shadow Minister for Home Affairs in the opposition. Current Liberal leader Peter Dutton, by contrast, claimed Morrison had provided "context" to explain his decisions.

He called for "cool heads" to prevail and said the current process needed to unfold before any judgement could be made. He called for "cool heads" to prevail and said the current process needed to unfold before any judgement could be made. "The prime minister has come out of his holiday swinging, and he'll get his teeth into this, clearly," he said. Dutton said there were "bigger issues" to focus on. Dutton said there were "bigger issues" to focus on. "At the time (Albanese) is concentrating on this, he's not explaining to the Australian public how it is that they are going to pay their bills," he said. More to come . More to come .

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